Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Toddler bed update!

First night:
Went down without a peep and stayed asleep until I woke her up at 7:15am to get ready for daycare. Wohoo! She's always gone to bed pretty well so I'm interested to see if this continues or she finally realizes she can get out of bed and roam around.

I'm not looking forward to naps this weekend though. Ugh!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

When you thought you had another year. You were sadly mistaken.

Oh dear crib,
I thought you'd be able to contain my child just a little bit longer. But instead you allowed her to learn how to lift herself up and over the edge. And somehow gracefully land on her feet with out even a tear. or a thud. and thankfully not a broken arm. So beacuse you let me down, I had to do what I was hoping I could put off for maybe another 6 months to a year. I converted her crib to a toddler bed. And you made me cry. I just wasn't ready. So thanks. Thanks for giving up on your job a little to early.

"toddler mom" :tear:

Her new bed.

And because she will no longer be contained in her crib. I installed her furniture straps this weekend.

And the gate to keep her in her room. So she doesn't greet me at my door when I get up in the morning. Like she did this morning. Which made me pee a little.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Deck the halls!

I've been working with my camera lately. Getting ready for Christmas day. As you'll see, Daisy has been my practice "person". I have a feeling getting Courtney to sit still long enough to get a good picture is going to be rough. She recently has no interest in looking at the camera. I'm hoping to take her out to a local park this weekend in her Christmas dress that she hasn't worn yet to get some 18 month/Christmas pictures. Oh yeah, and Santa is coming down our street tomorrow to collect toys for "Toys for Tots". So we will be doing that as well.

Courtney's handprint tree thanks to Pinterest.

Our mantle with our stockings.

"Elfie" in Courtney's stocking. Stockings are from Pottery Barn.

Sweet Daisy girl.

Messing with settings.

Friday, December 9, 2011

18 Months

Last week Courtney had her 18 month check-up. Here is where she stands:

Height: 33 inches (90%)
Weight: 24 pounds 14 ounces (60%)
Head: 46 1/2 cm (55%)

The doctor told me to keep her on whole milk and a high calorie diet because she is a "string bean". I never thought being above average in weight would be considered skinny but she is quite tall so that makes up for it.

She also got prescribed some Miralax because she's been having some pooping issues. That seems to have cleared up though.

Oh yeah, and she got three shots. :(

She is talking up a storm. She surprises us everyday. Just yesterday when I picked her up at daycare she grabbed the zipper on my sweatshirt and said "zipper". She handed me a DVD the other day and said "movie". She also finds trash and throws it away.

And I swear last night during bath time she said "A, B, C."

They grow too fast.